Friday, 27 January 2012

Watching the Bondi sky at dusk


Bondi Beach reminds me of a bite taken out of a piece of toast. Over the other end, the northern end, the area is known as Ben Buckler.


Over this end, the southern end, the area used to be known as 'the bogey hole'. Now it is just called 'Icebergs'.

This is my contribution to the Skywatch community.

18 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Great shots of Bondi Beach Julie.

Nellies said...

The skies look beautiful Julie!

Dina said...

I like to think my little grandkids are down there on the sand in your beautiful picture.

Kay L. Davies said...

Everyone, everywhere, has surely heard of the great Bondi Beach, Julie, and it sure is gorgeous. I don't remember why, but somehow my brother and I didn't get there when we were in Australia.
Love your photos.
K

Alan said...

Seems like only yesterday when I was in Bondi. In fact it was 7 months ago, but still 21C and clear blue skies. I suddenly understood the allure of Sydney by comparison with Melbourne.

Jeff said...

Beautiful skies, lovely sea and cityscape.

Ann said...

Nice. What aperture did you set for the top one?

AL said...

Sometimes I think that Bondi is very overrated, but this top picture is magnificent and does it justice as a beautiful place to visit.

Jim said...

Terrific light in that first shot but they're all great shots of grey skies.

Emma Dalloway said...

Yes, remarkable light in that first shot.

Joan Elizabeth said...

That top shot is very special - a sandwich of light and dark.

Mark said...

I like the first shot best and also the analogy!

Mark said...

Julie fess up, you were mixing it with the celebs on the Iceberg Balcony when you took these shots!

Breathtaking said...

They are all good photos Julie, but the first one is the one I
like best,can't help wondering,Who was Ben Buckler!!

Julie said...

There is an urban myth about a convict who hid out along the rocky cliffs, fell and died. However, I discount that. I reckon it was named in a similar fashion to Ben Loman and Ben Nevis in Scotland. It is nothing like as high, being just cliffs whereas they are mountains, but I reckon someone was missing their homeland. The Buckler bit might be after a real person, but that is lost in the mists of time.

Julie said...

Ann: the aperture for the top photograph was F8. This was my starting point. I know that F8 and F11 are sweet-spots for my lens, an I wanted a long depth of field. Having cut out light by using F8 rather than something more open - like F4 - and with the shadows over the beach (it was 6:56pm) - I then set the ISO to 1250, which is unusual for me! It could easily have been 1000 or even 800 when I see the resulting s/s which is 1/3200. But I did not go back and adjust the ISO which I probably should have and could have avoided some of the graininess.

Steffe said...

I hope to visit Bondi Beach one day.

wilf said...

Beautiful shots of Bondi beach! Been there once and it was lovely.